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The event once again provided disabled children the wonderful opportunity to saddle up and ride through the obstacle course, something that according to Cleo Baker, the event coordinator, the riders had been practicing the past month for.

Along with an afternoon of fun, participating riders also left with medals around their necks, as each rider received a medal for taking place in the ride.

Baker also talked about the season the weekend event close out, saying “it was a very successful season [for the ride for the disabled].Every year we are getting more participants and volunteers out.”

Rider and those in attendance didn’t leave the event on empty stomachs, as the afternoon also featured a tasty BBQ.

Despite the conclusion of the season, which runs from October 1 until May 1, organizers of the Ride for the Disabled have themselves a busy few upcoming months, as the non-profit organization will be hosting a variety of fundraisers throughout the summer season.

The first will take place at the end of May when the organization hosts a fundraising BBQ. The second will take place at Lakepoint Golf and Country Club, when the golf course hosts the Pro-Am Golf Tournament. The Ride for the Disabled will be auctioning off a golf cart during the tournament with the proceeds going towards supporting the Ride’s great cause.

The Ride for the Disabled is constantly searching for volunteers as well as sponsorship. If interested in either or for more information on the club, email

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